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Slipstones

North Yorkshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 246 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Originally included in the North of England Guide (by Stew Wilson and Ron Kenyon) based on details in October 1964 Climber magazine - because YMC did not think it was worth including in the grit guide (back in prehistoric times)

Then in YMC grit guide and second edition of North of England guide and also in North East England selective guide. New NE England guide coming out sometime soon.

As a crag it was a bit small in stature but as a bouldering venue it is brilliant - as its recent prominence has shown. It was amazing who had climbed there even before the current publicity - even saw the great John Allen there one day.

Access notes
Due to the new popularity of the crag important to follow access details and park responsibly. Road up valley is narrow but look for the parking and a few hundred yards walking (if necessary) shouldn't do any harm - and will help the access situation.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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Guidebooks
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 1 (2012), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2008), Northern England (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2001), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999),
Out of print: North East England (2003), Yorkshire Gritstone (1990)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 BUTTRESS 1 - FAR LEFT BUTTRESS  
2ExtremitiesE1 5c 50
3Paul's Arete Left SideE1 6a *8
4Paul's Arete Right HandE1 5b **109
5Steve's WallE1 5b **90
6Heather CrackD 92
7Heather Wallf4 7
8Heather Wall Right Handf2+ 16
 BUTTRESS 2 - ESCALATOR WALL  
10Roofed Cornerf2+ vdiff 104
11Little Aretef4 7
12Little Cornerf2 d 89
13Fingercrack cornerVD *7
14Overhanging Crackf2+ vdiff 145
15Undercut Double CrackHS 4b *150
16Ginger BadgerHVS 5b *18
17Not So Tight ChimneyVD 117
18Breakwind AreteHVS 5b *41
19Space TruckinE1 5b *49
20EscalatorHVS 5a **133
21DiminuendoHVS 5c *7
22Mantelshelf CrackVD 157
23Rouges GalleryVS 5a 1
24StaircaseM 138
25Mantelshelf WallVS 4c 68
26Cold WallVS 4c 41
27Hole in the WallHS 4b 53
 BUTTRESS 3 - BELDIN BLOCK  
29Left Edgef2+ d 60
30Inside LeftS 4a 34
31Old CornerVD 94
32Petch's GrooveS 4a 133
33Groove EliminateHS 4b 39
34Twenty Foot CrackHVD 4a 194
35North WallHVS 5b 40
36OffspringHVS 5c 7
37Tranmire AreteMS 4a **255
38Tranmire CrackVS 5b 78
39Jenny Binks WallVS 5a *58
40TwixtHVS 5a 8
41Easy PickingsVS 4c **72
42The HandrailHVS 5a 3
43West face eliminateE2 6a 3
44Beldin DirectE1 5b *14
45Beldin VariationE1 5b *9
46BeldinHVS 5b **47
47Original RouteHVS 5a ***80
48gollinglithE1 5b **46
49TachyonE2 5c *9
50ZoomHVS 5b ***76
51AtomicE3 6a ***28
52Atomic Right-HandE3 6b *1
53Barnley CrackS 4a *108
54Barnley WallHS 4b *79
55Ulfers CrackHVD 4a **77
 BUTTRESS 4 - WISE CRACK  
57Forever OnwardE1 5c 18
58Timeless DivideE2 6a 21
59Timeless Divide Startf6A+ 6a 13
60Timeless Divide - Right Handf6C 6c **17
61Agretef6B hvs 5c 9
62Agra DirectHVS 5c 25
63AgraHVS 5b ***70
64Agra Right HandHVS 5b 6
65Agra Variation (Whimps Finish)VS 4b 15
66Narrow MarginE2 6a  
67WisecrackHVS 5c ***27
68Wisecrack Direct Startf6C 9
69Wisecrack Superdirectf7B hvs 6b 22
70Alan's AreteVS 5b 28
71Mark Turner's RockoverVS 5a 10
72Shine OnVD 120
73Hendo's 4c RockoverV1 4c 2
74Mantel Onf4 s 4c 109
75Groove Onf3 vd 4a 84
 BUTTRESS 5 - BAIT  
77Wall ClimbD 70
78Block AreteHS 4b 53
79Beta BlockerE1 5b *9
80ImpregnableE2 6a **12
81Chockstone OverhangHS 4b 24
 BUTTRESS 6 - SQUAWKS  
83Self SuicideV8 13
84Squawk's AreteHVS 5b *11
85Undercut Flake VariationsHS 4b *37
86Undercut FlakeHS 4b **162
87TiltHVS 5a 6
88Flakeout AreteHVS 5a 13
89Dark CleftVD 24
90Face to FaceVS 4b 6
 BUTTRESS 7 - SEVENS & EIGHTS  
92Seven Up - Variation StartE3 6a 8
93Seven UpE2 5c **24
94Direct Finish (to Seven Up)E3 6a 2
95FuserVD 81
96Tony's TormentHVS 6a 11
97Ian's Irritationf6B+ 2
98Wedge Down CrackHS 4b 41
 BUTTRESS 8 - SEVENS & EIGHTS  
100Thingumy In ThirskE3 6a *5
101Dennis In DarloE1 5c 45
102Barren WasteE2 5c 9
103Easy GrooveD 85
104Edge RouteM 87
 BUTTRESS 9 - INCONSEQUENTIAL WALL  
106Inconsequential Traversenone 5c 7
107Little AreteVD 41
108Roofed ChimneyM 36
109Awkward FinishD 42
110Staircase MantelD 35
 BUTTRESS 10 - SOWDEN  
112Low Level TraverseHVS 5b 2
113Chris CrossE1 5c 1
114Left AreteVD 49
115Frank's WallD 21
116Scratch and GoVD 20
117Right AreteVD 54
118Problem WallHVS 5b 3
119Left WallVD *64
120Sowden left handE1 5b *14
121SowdenHVS 5a **49
122SinbadE3 6b *5
123Space plucksE3 6a **5
124ForthrightE2 5c 4
125Dixon's DilemmaVS 4c 12
126Witton WallS 31
 BUTTRESS 11 - LEAN BUTTRESS  
128Half Way ChockstoneD 48
129Central Bay RouteHD 55
130PsycheHVS 5c 2
131Leany MeanyE1 5c *10
132KillerE4 6b 4
133RipperE1 5c ***65
134Ripper Right HandE3 6c 1
135Emergency hatHS 5a/b 5
136The FoxHS 5b 4
 BUTTRESS 12 - MARR'S  
 Climb nameGradex
138Picnic WallD 64
139Cummin's RouteHVS 5b 26
140Christopher RobinHS 4b 81
141Right WallHVS 5c 25
142Marr's RouteVS 5a **56
143Da's RouteVS 5a 18
144ModeratorM 72
145Pa's RouteMS 86
146Gully WallS 4b 31
147Little GullyM 40
 BUTTRESS 13 - LEFT TWIN  
149Friday The ThirteenthV3 20
150sunday 20thV4 6b *32
151SlipwayV4 6a 8
 BUTTRESS 13 - RIGHT TWIN  
153Siamese BridgeD 55
154Right Hand TwinV2 ***107
155Leaning WallV5 ***48
156Strictly PersonalV4 **31
157Brush Upf5 5b 2
 BUTTRESS 14 - THE DECK  
159Pothole ChimneyD 24
160Jack the LadVS 4c 50
161String VestHVS 6a 11
162Withering HeightsHVS 5c 11
163Aces High Left HandVS 4c 10
164Aces HighVS 4c **122
165Aces High Right HandS 4b 14
166TrumpsVS 4c *52
167Trumps Right HandHS 4b 48
 BUTTRESS 15 - ELLINGSTRING BUTTRESS  
169Heather WallD 67
170Itchy and ScratchyVD 86
171Pinnacle ChimneyD 112
172Two Startled SheepVS 5b 17
173Yaud WallVS 5a 96
174EllingstringVS 4c 143
175DiagonalVS 4b 137
176GymnastVS 5a 20
177FiddlesticksVS 5b 30
178GirgleVD 27
 BUTTRESS 16 - STAINTHORPE'S WALL  
180Sweet SixteenVD 33
181FearbyVS 4b 66
182Alan's WallHVS 5a **37
183Stainthorpe's WallE1 5b *71
184Stainthorps Variation StartE1 5c *28
185Only SixteenE1 5b 18
186FascionationbyE2 5c 7
 BUTTRESS 17 - HAPPY DAZE  
188Jug Handle Pull UpVD 114
189Wall CentreVS 4b *109
190Happy DazeVS 4c 77
191Double MantleshelfVD 137
192Out on BailHVS 5c 22
193Right EdgeVS 5b 60
 BUTTRESS 18 - WORTHLESS BUTTRESS  
195Easy MantleshelfD 22
196Right Arêtenone 4b 13
 BUTTRESS 19 - LAY BY  
198Rock OverVS 4c 43
199Hand TraverseD 64
200Lay-By AreteV8 ***21
201Lay-byHVS 6a 113
202Little BaldyV7 7
203Rock On Left-handV4 **43
204Rock OnHVS 5c *67
205Rock OffHVS 5b 29
206All OffHVS 5a 37
 BUTTRESS 20 - OVERHANGING ARETE  
208Ten Foot ModerateM 89
209Ten Foot Aretef4 3
210Twenty SomethingVS 4c 91
211Overhanging AreteV1 **116
212Flaky WallHS 4b 150
213Flakey Wall TraverseV5 **14
214Left WallHVD 56
215Two ChockstonesD 77
216Right OverhangD 33
 LOWER TIER - TEA PARTY SLABS  
218Welcome WallVS 4b 205
219Stereo AndroidVS 4c 166
220Stereo Android Eliminatef6A 5c 13
221Stereo Right HandS 97
222Tommy's DilemmaVD 291
223Gypsy WhamHD 243
224Tea Party SlabVS 5a 222
225Question of BalanceVS 5c 218
226Right Edge (II)VS 5b 170
 THE SON - MIDDLE TIER - (STEPTOE & SON)  
228SidewinderV6 5
229StipuleV9 4
230Stipule (with jug on arete)f7A+ 4
231Curving CrackVS 4c 70
232Curving Crack AreteV1 63
233Curving Crack Arete Sit Down Startf6A 57
 STEPTOE - MIDDLE TIER - (STEPTOE & SON)  
235Bert WellsHVS 5b 36
236Centre LeftV2 5c 55
237SteptoeHVS 6a **62
238TiptoeVS 5a ***243
239Tiptoe right-handVS 5b *7
240Bridge ChimneyD 29
241No Cheek, Dr LivingstoneVS 4b 10
242Shorty's DilemmaV3 12
 THE LEFT CHEEK - THE UPPER TIER  
244Stomach Traversenone amusin *29
245Bratt PackVS 4c 27
246Play a longHVS 5b 9
247Wild ThingVS 4b 26
248Cunning StuntsV3 5c 8
 THE RIGHT CHEEK - UPPER TIER  
250Micro CornerV6 35
251Micro Coronaryf7B+ ** 
252Problem AreteVS 4c 61
253Slab and MantelshelfM 29
254Left Arete (II)D 45
255Goblin's EarVD 77
 BUTTRESS 22 - ALL THE TWOS  
2573.3 Metre SlabHS 4b 61
258Ten Foot SlabD 71
259Davies AreteV1 *14
260Davies RampV5 **34
261Simple SallyV7 *20
262HoleshotV8 f7b+  
263Small DynoV3 *6
264Cypherf8B ***1
265Chockstone Pull UpD 71
 SULKY LITTLE BOYS  
267Supple WallV5 **36
268Sulky little boys left handV4 ** 
269Sulky Little BoysV7 f7a+ ***46
270Sulky Little Boys DirectV8 ***3
271Slanting Flake -LHV2 5c *142
272Slanting FlakeHS 4b **293
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Link to useful topo http://www.yorkshiregrit.com/yg/topo/slipstones.pdf
Ian Broome - 11/Dec/11

Why are so many of the routes which are clearly boulder problems (e.g. lay-by, slanting flake etc.) still given route grades? It's not the 1980's. I understand for the borderline height ones, but not for 3m high... please could the crag mod sort this out
lukehodson - 06/Sep/10

good place but someone has broken slanted crack hs 4b and now its a little harder to do
insert - 19/Jun/08

outstanding crag, something for everyone, can be VERY windy at times. had a thoroughly enjoyable day there. a really good place to push your grade, but take a mat and some big mates!
rain dog... - 27/Sep/04

wide variety of excellent problems and routes for most ranges and nice setting what more dop you need.
jas wood - 30/Apr/04